Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them—and that’s a big problem

*Most Latino students are urban students and “teachers who share a linguistic and cultural background with their students have a unique role to play in urban schools.” VL By Timothy Pratt, Fusion (9 minute read)  NASHVILLE— Alondra Piña Mota remembers being too embarrassed to talk to her high school teachers or college counselors about how her

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The Time is Now for Dreamers: Join the Rally April 10

By Lily Eskelsen, Lily’s Blackboard Wednesday I will stand on the West Lawn of our nation’s capitol with thousands of others and demand that a dream come true. Congress isn’t Disneyland and I am not wishing on a star...

Friday, August 31st, 2012

With The Chicago Teachers Union, I Will Defend My Profession

By Ray Salazar, NewsTaco Now, it looks like I will have lived through two Chicago teachers’ strikes: one as a student, one as a teacher. After months of contemplation, after many conversations with friends, I’m in.  On...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Teachers, Jokes, Colombia, Salsa Y Politics

Wanted: More Good Latino Teachers Racist Jokes At Work: ‘Oh, But I Didn’t Mean You’ Controversy Surrounds Colombiana Film For Stereotyping Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Bien Hecho: Latina Journalist Runs In Santa Barbara, CA

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Wanted: More Latino Teachers

Six percent of the nation’s K-12 teachers are Latino, compared to 20% of the Latino student population in public schools – that’s according to reports by the National Center for Education Information and the Pew Hispanic Center. The good...

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Latino Politico Sees Change In Conneticut Town

Edwin Vargas has seen Hartford, Connecticut go through some pretty astounding changes in the 40 years that he’s lived there. Now, as a candidate for mayor, he’s hoping to be able to take his personal experiences growing...